Bio-Vipers

Born from the mind of Mindbender, the Bio-Vipers are genetically engineered super weapons used by Cobra Industries.  Using portions of food matter and a special genetic formula, the Bio-Viper creatures are loyal to Cobra and Cobra alone.

Highly durable and with a singular focus, the Bio-Vipers are a nightmare for the G.I. Joe team.

Throughout the Renegades series, the Bio-Vipers undergo numerous transformations.

First Generation

First revealed during the initial confrontation with Cobra Industries, the first generation Bio-Vipers were directly responsible for the death of Ripcord.

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Humanoid

Major Bludd first debuted the more humanoid Bio-Vipers as he launched his attack against the Joes, searching for Breaker.  They look more human in appearance, but still lacked basic combat intelligence, not knowing how to best avoid laser fire or perform typical maneuvers.

The humanoids returned later, working with Mindbender and James McCullen on testing his new Exo-Armor.  These humanoids had neuroprocessors installed, which made them at least a little bit more intelligent in combat and smarter in their techniques.

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Mecha-Vipers

In a twist against the overly ambitious James McCullen, Mindbender secretly infuses his Exo-Armor with bio material and creates Exo-Armor/Bio-Viper hybrids called Mecha-Vipers.  The Mecha-Vipers turn against McCullen’s Iron Grenadiers and prove to be a very worthy adversary for the Joes.

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Important Episodes:

  • Episode 9 – Enemy of my Enemy – First appearance of the Mecha Vipers and Mindbender uses them to outmaneuver McCullen, which directly leads to his transformation into Destro.

Shadow-Vipers

After capturing Tomax and Xamot, Mindbender uses their psychic link to form a mental bond between some revamped Bio-Vipers and Storm Shadow, the newly acquired Cobra ninja.  The Shadow-Viper posses all of the raw martial arts skill, speed, and stealth of Storm Shadow, and by being linked with the ninja through a mental connection, they follow his direct mental commands quickly and with deadly efficiency.

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Important Episodes:

  • Episode 15 – Whiteout – Mindbender creates the Shadow-Vipers, who accompany Storm Shadow to Canada to ambush Snake Eyes and attack the G.I. Joe team.

Techno-Viper

A state-of-the-art prototype engineered by Destro and Dr. Mindbender, the Techno-Viper is an insectoid Bio-Viper capable of absorbing energy from forms of technology and using it to increase its strength and power.  It can also attach to technology and use the weaponry on board.  The Joes retrieve a sample of this Bio-Viper material and uses Shipwreck’s boat to try and transport it to General Abernathy.  The Techno-Viper gets loose, uses the weapons on the boat, and brings them to the brink of defeat.

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